This is the landmark study of 1,000 recovering sex addicts and their families. The first half of the book explores how people become sex addicts and the role of culture, family, neurochemistry, and child abuse in creating addiction. The remainder describes predictable stages of recovery most addicts go through. Regarded as the best source of data on sex addiction.
"Don't Call It Love should be required reading for anyone in any kind of recovery program, whether or not they are dealing with sexual addiction." - Melody Beattie author of Codependent No More
"Another major contribution by the pioneer in the field. Based on years of research, it goes beyond the problem of sex addiction to the solution." - Jennifer P Schneider, MD author of Back From Betrayal
"Dr Carnes is doing for sexual addiction what Bill Wilson did for alcoholism fifty-five years ago." - Mary L. Gannon, MD Specialist in Addiction Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin
"The most important book in years in the field of sexual health...Comparable to the early works of Kinsey and of Masters and Johnson." - Ginger Manley, MSN, RN Certified Sex Therapist